More Guns= More Violence

Introduction

There are more than 150 million guns in the U.S.( Dolan Jr. 7) with those about 200,000 people get injured in gun related accidents every year( Dolan Jr. 8). There was once a family of four. The mom died in a car accident, and then the sister got cancer. This became too much for the dad so he went to his gun collection took a gun and took his own life. After the dad died it became too much for the brother and he did the same thing. December 14, a man fires a gun into a commuter train packed with people, by the time he got tackled he had already fatally injured 6 people. Also December 14, a week after a man is fired from his cooking job at Chuck E' Cheese he walks back in shooting 5 of his former co-workers killing 4 of them. Those are just a few reasons why the U.S. needs to improve their gun control. Some U.S. citizens should be able to have a gun and the second amendment should be upheld, but the policies for getting a gun should be strengthened.

Concession

Some people think that they are safer with a gun. This is because so many other people are getting guns they feel like it is vital for self defense.

Concession

Some people say that guns don't kill people, people kill people. Someone has to pull the trigger the gun cant just shoot someone on it's own.
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Rebuttel

The second amendment should be upheld but only some people should be able to have guns. The second amendment talks about the right to bear arms. It states that, a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. It does not state, however, that just any person can own a gun. Only Military forces, special forces like the police, swat,, etc., and hunters should be allowed to have guns. Statistics show that it is even less safe when you own a gun than when you don't(Buchsbaum). When you own a gun you are more likely to commit suicide or get murdered then when you don't own one(Buchsbaum). We could drastically cut down the amount of guns in the U.S. if we only let certain people have them.
The policies for getting a gun should be strengthened. Each year about 21,860 Americans are murdered( Dolan Jr. 8). Also, guns are used in over 150,000 armed robberies and 100,000 aggravated assaults every year( Dolan Jr. 10). Those are just a few reasons why the policies for getting a gun should be strengthened. The gun policies could be improved by adding a waiting period after you buy a gun. This means that after you buy a gun you would have to wait a period of time before you get it. This would help because if you get mad at someone and want to hurt them, it would give you time to cool down, and not do something in the heat of the moment. Another way the U.S. could improve their gun policies is better background checks. This would help by preventing criminals or people that aren't in the right state of mind from buying a gun. The U.S. could improve their gun policies by having a waiting period after you by a gun, and having better background checks. With these policies the U.S. could decrease unnecessary violence.
This is an example of why gun control policies should be strengthened

Conclusion

Some U.S. citizens should be able to have a gun and the second amendment should be upheld, but the policies for getting a gun should be strengthened. Only people involved in the military, special forces, and hunters should be able to own guns. And the U.S. could improve their gun policies by having a waiting period after you buy a gun and having better background checks. With the improved gun policies and only letting people in the roles mentioned above have guns the U.S. could really cut down crime and violence.

Work Cited

Buchsbaum, Herbert. "Guns R Us." Scholastic Update. Scholastic Inc., 11 Feb. 1994. Web. 24 Feb. 2015.

Dolan Jr., Edward F. Gun Control a Decision for Americans. New York: Franklin Watts, 1982. Print.

Naureen, Khan. "Guns in Schools: Gun Control Debate, Stalled in D.C., Picks up in the States." Elibrary. McClatchy- Tribune Business News, 26 Jan. 2015. Web. 10 Feb. 2015.

Streissguth, Tom. Gun Control the Pros and Cons. New Jersey: Enslow, 2001. Print.